Two from Political Wire on Election Administration Studies

Study Finds Election Officials Biased Against Latino Voters: “A new Harvard study contacted over 7,000 election administrators in 28 states and found they provide different information about voter ID requirements to voters of different ethnicities.”

Majority of Republicans Don’t Think Election Was Fair: A new Hamilton College poll finds that heading into the 2012 election, “both Democrats and Republicans expressed concerns about the fairness of the election. Only 15% of Republicans and 19% of Democrats were very confident that the election would be decided fairly.”

The latter study is consistent with research I report in The Voting Wars: winners tend to retrospectively view the fairness of elections in much rosier ways than losers.  If my guy won, the election was fair and square; if the other guy won, there was fraud or chicanery.

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